Derby PD Auxiliary To Conduct Food Drive

by Press Release | Nov 14, 2018 9:18 am

The Derby Police Department’s Auxiliary Unit will hold its Third Annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Derby on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ShopRite located at 49 Pershing Drive in Derby.

At the “Stuff-A-Cruiser” event, officers will accept non-perishable food donations to feed needy Derby families.

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Frozen Turkey And Holiday Meal Food Drive Begins Today

by Press Release | Nov 14, 2018 8:24 am

The Spooner House annual frozen turkey and fixings drive for holiday meal baskets is beginning on Nov. 14 and will continue through mid December.

The goal for this holiday season is to prepare 650 meal baskets; the items suggested for each basket are at the end of this release.

Last year the Spooner House Food Bank served 4,400 holiday meals. Please help ensure that no one goes without a Holiday Meal.

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Post-Election Podcast With Behuniak, Miller, Papcin, Raslan

by STAFF | Nov 12, 2018 6:13 pm

In this very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” Stephan Behuniak, Kurt Miller, David Papcin and Tarek Raslan give their takes on last week’s election results.

Behuniak is the chairman of Seymour’s Democratic Party. Raslan is the chairman of Ansonia’s Democratic Party. Papcin is the chairman of Ansonia Republican Party.

Miller, a Republican, is the First Selectman of Seymour. He just made his first run for statewide office, challenging big-name Democratic incumbent Kevin Lembo for comptroller unsuccessfully.

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Veterans Day Observation Sunday On Derby Green

by Press Release | Nov 9, 2018 10:31 am

There will be an observation of Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. on the Derby Green.

This will be hosted by the John H. Collins American Legion Post 24 of Derby. The guest speaker will be Mayor Dziekan. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, corner of Seymour Avenue and Atwater Avenue, Derby.

All veterans and the public, are invited and encouraged to attend.

Logan Now Ahead In State Senate Race, Recount Ordered

by Eugene Driscoll and Ethan Fry | Nov 8, 2018 4:34 pm

Revised tallies submitted to the secretary of the state now show Sen. George Logan of Ansonia winning re-election Tuesday by just 65 votes. It comes a day after election results showed Jorge Cabrera, the Democratic challenger from Hamden, won the 17th District seat in the state Senate.

That small margin of victory automatically triggers a recount, according to state law. Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill sent official word Thursday advising of the need to recount. It must happen by Nov. 14.

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Lamont: I’ll Hit The Gound Running

by STAFF | Nov 8, 2018 6:00 am

Connecticut elected a new governor Tuesday. Here are the headlines from around the state:

Governor-elect Ned Lamont struck a conciliatory tone Wednesday during his first public appearance, The CT Mirror reported.

The transition team for the new administration will start taking shape today, CT News Junkie reported.

The Democrats, who now have “overwhelming” control of the state’s legislature, publicly stated their priorities Wednesday, CT Mirror reported.

New Haven voters put Lamont over the top, but President Trump was on their minds, according to The New Haven Indy.

Updated Results Show Cabrera Squeaked By Logan

by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 7, 2018 1:17 pm

J. Henninger photo Both campaigns in the race for the 17th district state Senate seat went to bed Tuesday believing incumbent Republican George Logan of Ansonia held a slim lead over Democrat Jorge Cabrera.

But the campaigns woke up Wednesday morning with results from the secretary of the state’s office showing Cabrera actually pulled off an upset win, besting Logan by 176 votes.

By 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Cabrera’s lead grew another 11 votes: 18,699 to 18,512.

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